May is Bike Month
Mark your calendar and make plans to join Bike Wilmington and the Wilmington Bike Advisory Committee by taking part in these exciting cycling activities.
Mechanics Class at Urban Bike Project
Mondays, May 9 and 16
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
1500 N. Walnut Street
Eight hours of instruction on the full complement of basic mechanics skills, including repairing flat tires, adjusting brakes, adjusting gears, maintaining chains, and repacking ball bearings. The cost is $50, and all proceeds benefit Urban Bike Project of Wilmington. To sign up, email email@example.com with the subject line "Monday Mechanics Class." More information at www.urbanbikeproject.com/spring-mechanics-class-2016/
Art Loop at Urban Bike Project
Friday, May 6
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
1500 N. Walnut Street
In celebration of National Bike Month, Wilmington's Urban Bike Project presents Cycling: an Art Show, featuring new prints by local illustrator Todd Miyashiro. Purchase some fun, family-friendly artwork right in time for Mother's Day! With refreshments, raffles, and live DJing; choice used parts and bikes for sale. More information at http://cityfestwilm.com/artloopwilmington/
Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 13
Ride begins at 7:45 a.m.; reception 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
H.B. duPont Park (corner of Delaware Avenue and N. Washington Street)
Join one of three guided rides into the city, terminating at H.B. DuPont Plaza for the Bike to Work Reception. All registered participants will receive free refreshments and a free t-shirt PLUS a complementary drink ticket to be redeemed at the Wilmington Grand Prix Monkey Hill Time Trial in Brandywine Park after work.
Wilmington Grand Prix Bike 2016
Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15
The action starts Friday night (May 13) with the Monkey Hill Time Trial, a 3.2-mile race against the clock through Wilmington's Brandywine Park. Saturday (May 14) will feature four amateur races in the morning, culminating with the Women's Pro and Men's Pro races in the afternoon. Sunday (May 15) will see the return of the Sixth Annual Governor's Ride and the Fifth Annual Delaware Gran Fondo. Last year's Gran Fondo attracted cyclists from 17 states, including Maine, Florida and Colorado, by offering them a scenic tour through the Brandywine Valley and some of Delaware's most-prized cultural attractions. More information at www.wilmgrandprix.com
4th Annual City of Wilmington Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 18
Ed Oliver Golf Club, 800 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
Join White Clay Creek Bike Club and Bike Wilmington for the Wilmington Ride of Silence which will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. The City of Wilmington’s Police Bike and Motorcycle Patrols will escort us as we ride through the city and surrounding areas. The ride departs IN SILENCE at 7:00 p.m. from Ed Oliver Golf Club (due to limited parking, please carpool if possible). Meet–up after at the Greenhill Pub located in the Ed Oliver golf course clubhouse. For more information visit http://whiteclaybicycleclub.org/events/ride-of-silence/.
Preservation 50 Bike Ride
Sunday, May 22
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Dravo Plaza, 900 Justison Street
Join Bike Wilmington, City Preservation Planners, and event sponsor, Urban Bike Project, on Wilmington's first ever heritage-themed guided bike tour. We will start at Dravo Plaza on the Riverfront at 1pm and head out on an eight mile loop, stopping at eight Wilmington heritage spots around the City for behind the scenes information from City staff. Visit this link to check out the on-road route in advance. Information on registration coming soon.
Thanks to everyone who signed up for the ride. All spots have been filled. If you are interested in signing up for the waiting list, email Leah Kacanda at lvkacanda@WilmingtonDE.gov
About Preservation 50
We are doing our part to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, landmark legislation that lead to programs like the National Register of Historic Places, The National Main Street Program, and tax credits that are fueling reuse of historic buildings large and small in Wilmington. Check out www.Preservation50.org for the nationwide celebration, and http://history.delaware.gov/preservation50/index.shtml for what is happening in Delaware.
Contact Bike Wilmington
Phone: (302) 576-3104